…But the deathstar…. mantis room is fully operational. After a somewhat long move and delays to the live animal space, we finally have praying mantises in and rearing and got our 3D filming re-set up in the new space. The room has much better temperature and humidity control and we organized so filming is in the back of the room away from husbandry. If you ever have to move buildings, know that it is almost like starting your lab up again from scratch. As this is a new space we got new shelves and really set it up for mantids. And we tested out our filming set up and got two prey capture strikes from separate species/individuals. Not a bad start.